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Greater Rochester Health Foundation

The man who has led the Greater Rochester Health Foundation since its inception in 2006 is stepping down. John Urban, who before he joined the foundation as president and CEO led the HMO Preferred Care for 21 years, will be leaving the health foundation effective at the end of July.

Urban says since the Health Foundation recently adopted a new long term strategy, it's a good time to retire so that a new leader can get on board.

"There are a lot of small organizations doing good work, and small amounts of money will in fact help them either expand or be more effective." The mantra of John Urban, the President and CEO of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.

He calls the foundation mid-sized. But that size allows it to help smaller organizations do their work because often, the agency needs are too small for larger foundations. Urban tells how they helped a hospice in Victor.